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MEIZU smartphone makers headed to USA

MEIZU smartphone makers headed to USA

The folks responsible for devices like the MX, MX2, and MX3 inside China are letting it be known this week that they'll soon enter the USA. As we saw all the way back in 2012, the Meizu MX was the start of something big. Without pushing too hard on the revolutionary look of the device, the company had done something extraordinary: they made a device that wasn't immediately overshadowed by its competitors.

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Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

A software venerability in the Samsung Exynos processor family that resides in your Galaxy Note II and international Galaxy S III has had an official response from the manufacturer today assuring a quick fix. This software update fix will be coming down relatively soon (we hope) as the possible security exploit would allow a malicious program to access the innards of your smartphone via its RAM and either destroy the device's contents or harvest them for its very own.

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Meizu announces MX Quad-core with Exynos processor

Meizu announces MX Quad-core with Exynos processor

Just five months after the Meizu MX became official, it's getting the quad-core processor that the Chinese superphone was rumored to get in the first place. But this time there's a surprise: the MX Quad-core is using Samsung's Exynos A9 architecture for its system-on-a-chip, something that should make performance junkies ecstatic even without a given clock speed. Meizu announced the new phone today with a planned release in June, claiming a 60% increase in processor performance and a 50% jump in GPU performance over the previous version.

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Meizu MX Review

Meizu MX Review

While the Meizu electronics brand isn't that well known outside of China at the moment, they're certainly a brand to be reckoned with in the smartphone market, and if the Meizu MX is any indication, they'll be a whole lot more well known in the very near future. The device you see before you is a high-end Android device made for release in China only, but because of its 2G and 3G network bands, we're able to use it here in the USA with a micro SIM card from T-Mobile or AT&T, whichever we so choose to pop in. Because of this, the review of this device makes for a rather interesting exercise in testing Meizu on a global scale: can this MX smartphone stand up to the rest of the Android devices here in the USA?

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Meizu MX quad-core edition Android coming in May 2012

Meizu MX quad-core edition Android coming in May 2012

It's just been confirmed in the official Meizu forums by Meizu CEO J. Wong that they'd be producing their second big release with the Meizu MX name in 2012: a quad-core version of the handset! This is more than exciting for those of us who've yet to even get our hands on the first version released in Hong Kong late this year, this device running the greatest version of Android out there: Meizu's fully custom interface!

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Meizu MX smartphone official: Pentaband HSPA+ and 1.4GHz dualcore

Meizu MX smartphone official: Pentaband HSPA+ and 1.4GHz dualcore

Chinese electronics manufacturer Meizu has finally unveiled its next flagship Meizu MX smartphone, though it's not quite the speed-demon we were originally expecting. A dual-core version running a 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 chip will arrive before the previously-spotted quad-core version, the faster model not expected to arrive until next year, going on sale in China on New Year's Day. What does MX stand for? There's actually a special reason for such a naming convention, since it actually borrows first two letters from the Chinese characters for the word “dream,” or “meng xiang”. And that's most likely what Meizu hopes it will be; China's dream phone of the year.

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Meizu MX may be first quad-core Android phone

Meizu MX may be first quad-core Android phone

Meizu may soon be launching the very first Android smartphone to feature a quad-core processor. This powerful handset is rumored for a late September launch and will arrive in two versions, one with 16GB internal storage and a dual-core processor and another with 32GB storage an the quad-core processor.

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The Daily Slash: January 3, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 3, 2011

IT HAS BEGUN! We are less than... 12 hours away from the biggest electronics and tech show of the year. Oh man is it CES? Yes it is. We're there, we're all pumped up, and we're about to give you such a coverage as you have never seen. You'd better get just as pumped up as we are about this. On the other hand, it's time to get eternally fearful like Evan, who columns My First CES, & Why I’m Scared Out of my Mind. Next, check out Chris Davies' column by the name of CES 2011: The Tablet Reboot. Don Reisinger brings up a find column point on I’m Bored With Nintendo’s First-Party Games. And take a peek at one gigantoric monster desktop replacement notebook review of the HP ENVY 17 3D Review by yours truly. And just SEE if you can sleep, just SEE if you can get a wink of sleep now that you know CES is tomorrow, starting bright and early. Morning time. CES. Be there. Be here.

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Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen and iriver are among the defendants named by Tsera LLC, a company claiming to own a touchpad patent which has been vigorously infringed.  The lawsuit concerns Tsera's patent "Methods and apparatus for controlling a portable electronic device using a touchpad", and basically describes recognizing different touchpad swipes without requiring visual feedback.

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